Chaco Canyon

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Cha·co Canyon

A canyon in northwest New Mexico containing a group of Ancestral Puebloan settlements. The large complexes, such as Pueblo Bonito, were built c. 860-1150.
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Between roughly AD 900 and 1150, remote Chaco Canyon was a major centre of culture for the Ancient Pueblo Peoples.
Instead, it spread to other environmental struggles across the U.S., indeed to my own state of New Mexico where indigenous groups are fighting against fracking in the Greater Chaco Canyon area.
The area is between the ancient Pueblo homelands of Chaco Canyon (to the south) and Mesa Verde (to the north), both of which are more widely known and visited, they say, but archaeologists have studied the ruins in Middle San Juan for more than a century, with particularly important excavations by Earl Morris from 1916-21 and by Cynthia Irwin-Williams in 1969.
The mysterious Chaco Canyon civilization may have captured a total solar eclipse from 1,000 years ago by carving an image of the blocked-out sun and coronal mass ejections into rock.
The previous year, hundreds of people had gathered at the ruins of the ancient Anasazi pueblo in Chaco Canyon for an astral alignment called the Harmonic Convergence.
Since different parts of the sky can be seen from different pueblos, the photographs would connect these intricate earthly structures to the heavens." Honda will use the March 2016 residency to create artwork inspired by the night desert land and starscapes of the legendary Chaco Canyon.
Sage-grouse bones were reported from Sheep Camp Shelter in Sheep Camp Canyon by Gillespie (1985) near Chaco Canyon in San Juan County.
My wife, Ruth, and I once visited the Indian ruins of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico.
Chaco Canyon), in contrast with those of central and southern plains (Casas Grandes) and the SE (Trans-Mississippi--Cahokia), with the warming of the early medieval period having little effect in the latter two regions.
Kokopelli's Thunder: Fall of the Anasazi is set in 1938 in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon, where Zed Moonhawk is helping to train Civilian Conservation Corpsmen to excavate and restore the Anasazi ruins.
The exhibit offers work shot by the Eugene photographer while exploring the ruins of Hovenweep and Chaco Canyon in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest.